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Birds are warmblooded animals, which means that they maintain their body temperature independent of the environment. However, their often tiny size forces them to adapt, and even work together, when it gets cold outside. New Zealand Birds describes this behavior in one species, the fantail:

“They huddle together in such roosts for warmth, the most dominant birds taking the center positions, forcing the immature and more subordinate to the edges where they are at the mercy of the elements.”

This list is our collection of the cutest bird-cuddling photos. Do you have any photos of this adorable behavior? Post them below, or vote on your favorite!

More info: How do birds keep warm? (h/t: lostateminor, nzbirds)

#1

This Is Not A Caterpillar

This Is Not A Caterpillar

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Rism
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plot twist: this is a rarely seen caterpillar from a very rare species xD

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Superb Fairy Wren Chicks Huddled Together With Their Exhausted Father

Superb Fairy Wren Chicks Huddled Together With Their Exhausted Father

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JeanneDeaux
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw, that's so cute... Hope the father could rest a little before they ask for more attention.

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Cuddle Birds

Cuddle Birds

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This makes me feel 'AWE', this is good for the brain, feeling 'AWE' !!

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Family

Family

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Owls Bundled Up On A Cold Morning

Owls Bundled Up On A Cold Morning

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#15

Group Of Smooth Billed Anis Huddle Together For Warmth In The Early Morning Breeze

Group Of Smooth Billed Anis Huddle Together For Warmth In The Early Morning Breeze

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#16

4 Birds Sleeping Together On A Stick

4 Birds Sleeping Together On A Stick

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#17

Owls Keeping Warm

Owls Keeping Warm

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this, both eyes closed, one eye open & both eyes open...great shot.

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Flock Of White Breasted Woodswallows

Flock Of White Breasted Woodswallows

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Silvereyes Huddling For Warmth In Winter

Silvereyes Huddling For Warmth In Winter

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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup it's winter to them: native to Australia, New Zealand and the south-west Pacific islands

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White-winged Fairy-wren Family. Dad (blue) With Three Chicks

White-winged Fairy-wren Family. Dad (blue) With Three Chicks

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Bluebirds

Bluebirds

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#23

Hungry Babies

Hungry Babies

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Ducklings

Ducklings

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Two Juvenile Barn Swallows Waiting For Their Parents With Food ©rob Belterman

Two Juvenile Barn Swallows Waiting For Their Parents With Food ©rob Belterman

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#26

Huddle Of Longtailed Tits

Huddle Of Longtailed Tits

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#27

Our Parrots Cuddling. Although, This Wasn't For Warmth, This Is Love :p

Our Parrots Cuddling. Although, This Wasn't For Warmth, This Is Love :p

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DeniseDeniknola
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too sad they are in jail. Set them free where they belong. :( It bothers me to see birds in cages.

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Waiting For Mum

Waiting For Mum

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4 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a well made nest with insulation. Good mama.

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Waiting For Mum

Waiting For Mum

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